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NRA National Sporting Arms Museum

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Amazing gun AND archery museums

No charge. Excellent even if you don’t like guns. The numbers, types, and ages of the guns is just... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Overland Park, Kansas
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Fantastic Museum! Must See!

We had just finished a short vacation in Branson and were headed home. We decided to stop by this... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Greenwood, Indiana
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1935 S Campbell Ave, Bass Pro Shops, Springfield, MO 65807-2650
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No charge. Excellent even if you don’t like guns. The numbers, types, and ages of the guns is just amazing. There is a large sitting area with oversized couch and chairs near the end of the gun museum if you need to rest and we...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forgot about this hidden gem of and NRA museum. Very well done display of sporting arms throughout the history of our nation. Nice little diversion while shopping at Bass Pro Granddaddy of them all Store.

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We had just finished a short vacation in Branson and were headed home. We decided to stop by this museum. My main motivation was to see the Lewis and Clark Airgun - a .50 cal air gun that could fire a bullet with enough force...More

Thank BoilerMakerBob
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This was a pleasant surprise inside the Bass Pro store in Springfield for us. The displays were very professional and well displayed. Great history exhibit of some very rare firearms like a Patterson Colt. There was a nice display of Colts, Winchesters and an entire...More

Thank Royrogers77
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I could have spent hours looking through and reading about the beautifully curated exhibit of firearms. If you visit Bass Pro Shops in Springfield, be sure to set aside some time for this.

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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

There are sooooo many guns full of interesting history all tucked away in this well-appointed museum. The employees are very friendly & knowledgeable. This diversion was well worth our time. You can't beat the price of admission - it's free!

Thank AnnPCB
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Buried inside the home base of Bass ProShops in Springfield, MO this is a gem and a must see for NRA members. Cohabiting the 4th floor of the store with the Archery Hall of Fame the National Sporting Arms Museum contains so many displays that...More

Thank majsmay
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This was an amazing diversion, giving us a lot of information about various types of firearms through the year. It is something that any firearm enthusiast will enjoy. This is something to do while you are at the store. i don't think I would make...More

Thank ArkansasRazorbacker
Reviewed 4 August 2018

This is a unique museum located inside the bass pro shop. The museum is free and has a huge number of firearms as well as different types of bullets and even has some firearms that were used in popular movies as well. The museum as...More

Thank Misty C
Reviewed 30 July 2018

I was more than pleased to see this NRA National Sporting Arms Museum. It has more than just sporting arms, but also includes a wonderful collection of many commonly collected former military arms like several variations of the 1903 Springfield, and the M1 Garand and...More

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Doug H
26 March 2018|
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Response from jameslP4003NT | Reviewed this property |
I asked one of the employees about specific weapons ( 50 cal Hawken rifle and a Colts Dragoon pistol ). He took me to their locations and provided history. Very helpful.